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96.2% vote for independence of Luhansk region in May 11 referendum

May 12, 2014, 15:41 UTC+3
The Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic reported that the turnout at the referendum stood at 81%
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KIEV, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. The Luhansk region has processed the results of the May 11 referendum on self-rule. Around 96.2% of people voted in favor of independence, spokesman for Luhansk’s press service Valery Nikitin told ITAR-TASS on Monday.

The people in the Luhansk region were asked the only question at the referendum: “Do you support the independence of the Luhansk People’s Republic?” Nikitin said that 96.2% of voters answered “yes”, 3.2% said “no”, and 0.74% of ballot papers were found invalid.

Earlier, the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic reported that the turnout at the referendum stood at 81%. Around 1.6 million voters are registered in the Luhansk region.

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